The Luis Quinn or Padre Luis Quinn National Park covers an area of 197.28 square kilometers and has one of the most important mountain systems in the country, where the main aquifer sources that supply water to the Peravia province and its main municipality, Baní, are born.
The Luis Quinn National Park to protect and take advantage of the potential and the immense range of natural resources treasured by the La Tachuela hill and its eastern surroundings, the second highest altitude (1,545 meters above sea level) in the eastern end of the Central Cordillera, as well as the multiple courses and waterfalls that originate there.
Dominated by the Baní River to the south and the Jigüey Stream to the north, including the Jigüey and Aguacate dams (in the middle course of the Nizao River), plus their associated environments and ecosystems, ranging from dry forest to cloud forest.
The path of the tour is ideal for adventurers and lovers of ecotourism; especially for those who trust in the skills that mules have to overcome all kinds of obstacles, precipices, scree and water currents.
The well-kept areas, and out of reach of the unscrupulous criminals who burn, are a close replica of the Eden we imagine. It was baptized in honor of the priest who gave his life to preserve and conserve natural resources in San José de Ocoa.
Within this protected area are the Jigüey and Aguacate dams (in the course of the Nizao River), as well as Loma La Tachuela, the second highest with more than 1,700 meters above sea level, at the eastern end of the mountain range. Central, where countless natural resources are stored for their protection and use.
The National Park has a composition that goes from dry forest, through transitional forest to humid and very humid forest, with a representative sample of cloud forest at its maximum height that reaches 1,500 meters above sea level.
There, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources carries out awareness-raising work with the families who live within the protected area, since the area is vulnerable to forest fires, without a doubt a very important lung for the Dominican Republic.
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